Peerless Penguins: 5 Unforgettable Seasons Since 2008

Peerless Penguins: 5 Unforgettable Seasons Since 2008

November 10th, 2019 The era of Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin has produced a number of memorable moments in Pittsburgh Penguins history. From the 2008 playoff run, which saw the team come within two wins of winning the Stanley Cup, only to hoist it the next season, and the back-to-back Cups in 2016 and...
Penguins Rally, Edge Blackhawks 3-2 in Shootout

Penguins Rally, Edge Blackhawks 3-2 in Shootout

November 9th, 2019 PITTSBURGH — Jake Guentzel and Jared McCann scored in a shootout, and the Pittsburgh Penguins ended a 10-game losing streak against the Chicago Blackhawks by rallying for a 3-2 victory Saturday night. Pittsburgh beat the Blackhawks for the first time since March 30, 2014 by scrambling back...

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November 3rd, 2019
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With only two games this past week, the Pittsburgh Penguins went 1-1 in the Oct. 27- Nov. 2 week. With a 7-1 win against the Philadelphia Flyers and a 2-1 OT loss to the Edmonton Oilers, one big thing stood out for the Penguins. A combined 89 shots over the two games this past week showed an emphasis on getting pucks on net. With just the two games, this also allowed them to get some needed rest and have everyone healthy. The Penguins will need to continue to get pucks on net and have great goaltending on the back end to maintain their success. Every Sunday, we will take a look at the Penguins’ three stars and highlight the club’s best performing players of the week.  Third Star: Sidney Crosby A regular feature in the three stars series, Sidney Crosby yet again has been one of the top players for the Penguins this past week. He has found continued success with wingers Jake Guentzel and Dominik Simon and that was on display against the Flyers. Assisting both of his...
November 2nd, 2019
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PITTSBURGH — Leon Draisaitl scored in overtime to give the Edmonton Oilers a 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday. Draisaitl had Alex Galchenyuk on his back when he flipped a rolling puck past Matt Murray on a breakaway 2:37 into overtime for his NHL-best 13th goal of the season. Draisaitl had 12 goals and 25 points in October and has seven goals and 10 points during a five-game point streak. Colby Cave also scored for Edmonton, which has three wins in its last seven games after starting 7-1. Mike Smith stopped 51 shots for the Oilers. Brian Dumoulin scored a short-handed goal for Pittsburgh, which has lost four of its last six. Murray made 27 saves. The Penguins previously won six straight over the Oilers. Pittsburgh has not lost at home in regulation against Edmonton since Jan. 10, 2006, an 18-game streak. Dumoulin tied the game with a third-period short-handed goal on Pittsburgh's 47th shot. Bryan Rust, on the rush, dropped a pass to Dumoulin, who beat...
November 2nd, 2019
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The Pittsburgh Penguins have been riddled with injuries to their forwards this season. Since preseason started, Evgeni Malkin, Nick Bjugstad, Alex Galchenyuk and Bryan Rust have all missed significant time with various injuries. Sidney Crosby and Patric Hornqvist have been banged up but have been lucky to avoid time on injured reserve.  But with Malkin expected to return Saturday against the Edmonton Oilers after being activated on Nov. 1, that leaves 13 healthy forwards for the Penguins. With all of their defensemen healthy, only 12 forwards can dress. Promising forward Sam Lafferty was sent back to the AHL Thursday so that Malkin would have a place on the 23-man roster. Head coach Mike Sullivan is going to have to make a tough decision on who to scratch and play on a nightly basis. Top Line Will Remain the Same Jake Guentzel and Dominik Simon have created a dynamic partnership with Crosby over the last few years and they are scoring at a very high rate when...
November 1st, 2019
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When you think of Pittsburgh Penguins’ rivalries, which teams come to mind? The Philadelphia Flyers, Washington Capitals, and… St. Louis Blues? https://twitter.com/penguins/status/962738325605019649 Today, with the teams in separate conferences, meeting just twice each regular season, and having not squared off in the playoffs since 1981, it’s hard to imagine a time when these clubs were bitter enemies. A wild 1969-70 season and 1970 Stanley Cup Semifinal series, however, solidified a hatred that hung around until the Penguins became a part of the Norris Division during the 1974-75 season. The Next Six Expansion Sets the Stage The NHL held its first big expansion in 1967, adding six new teams - the Penguins, Blues, Flyers, Los Angeles Kings, Minnesota North Stars, and Oakland Seals - to the “Original Six” lineup. The original teams made up the East Division, while the new teams, though scattered across the United States, made up the West Division. With only...
October 29th, 2019
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PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby and Dominik Simon scored during an early four-goal outburst, and the Pittsburgh Penguins drilled the Philadelphia Flyers 7-1 on Tuesday night. Crosby, wearing a facemask as extra protection after getting hit in the head by a shot over the weekend, added two assists to boost his career point total against the Flyers to 102 as the Penguins rolled to a rare lopsided victory over their cross-state rivals. Jared McCann, Justin Schultz, Zach Aston-Reese, Jake Guentzel and Dominik Kahun also scored for Pittsburgh. Matt Murray stopped 29 shots to win for the sixth time in his last seven starts. Oskar Lindblom got his sixth goal for the Flyers, but Philadelphia was simply overwhelmed by the Penguins during a first-period onslaught in which Pittsburgh beat Brian Elliott four times in just more than six minutes. Elliott, given the start two days after Carter Hart was pulled in a loss to the New York Islanders, stuck around to finish with 30 saves but the...
October 28th, 2019
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Saturday night the Pittsburgh Penguins had a rematch against the Dallas Stars in Texas and took home the win. Their first game against each other was Oct. 18 in Pittsburgh, when the Penguins won 4-2. On Saturday, they won again, 3-0, earning Murray his first shutout of the season. The win, which they needed, was sweetened by the return of injured veterans. Return from Injuries Bryan Rust and Nick Bjugstad returned to the lineup and joined Patric Hornqvist on the third line. On his second shift, Rust showed he was in true form and blocked a shot, which was how he suffered a hand injury at the end of preseason. Despite playing well, the Penguins have not had their hard work pay off. The team could use all hands on deck with Evgeni Malkin and Alex Galchenyuk still out with injuries. Rust’s speed, in particular, will be useful for the Penguins' fast-paced game. Rust and Bjugstad's return also meant that Juuso Riikola, who’s played in four games this season, was able to play...

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10 Greatest Pittsburgh Penguins in Franchise History

The Penguins have been supremely fortunate to offer their fans two of the game's all-time legends in Mario Lemieux and Sidney Crosby. But it takes more than a single superstar to win Cups, they need other greats to support them. These players as well as some of the legends in the team's storied... January 6th, 2019

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